The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of type O blood, the blood group most needed by hospitals. With less than a two-day supply of blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical, medical treatments and patient care can be directly impacted. The Red Cross is asking eligible type O donors to make an appointment to give now. As a special thank you, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through June 10, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email.
There will be a Memorial Day Car Show from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm Main Street, downtown, Marion
A new farmers’ market offering fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and otheredible products will open for the summer at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort every Thursday from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. through October 3 on the museum’s grounds at 24 Water Street in Old Fort. All spaces at the new market will be free for local farmers, although donations will be accepted. For more information call 668-5295
The City of Marion’s Community Building Park Splash Pad, is now open. The Splash Pad will be open from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. While the Community Building Park playground and basketball courts remain closed due to sinkholes and scheduled drainage work, the tennis courts, upper and lower picnic areas and parking lot remain open. The City hopes to undertake needed drainage repairs in the Community Building Park later this year. For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 652-4224.
A special World War II commemorative event will take place on June 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Historic Carson House. That date is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The event is sponsored by the American Legion, McDowell High NJROTC, Greenlee DAR and the Carson House. Living and deceased WWII veterans from McDowell County will be honored. If you are a WWII veteran or you had a family member who served, please contact Historic Carson House, 724-4948. Each veteran will receive a special certificate of recognition for their service. A special exhibition of WWII photos and memorabilia will be on display for the public to view. There is no charge to attend the program or exhibit.
There will be a benefit car show at the Historic Carson House, Hwy 70 West, Marion, Saturday June 1st from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, rain or shine. There will be fun activities, a bake sale and hot dog/hamburger plates. Car registration is $15.00. All proceeds go to the “Eleck Willis Hensley Heart of a Lion Scholarship-McDowell High School.”